Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at Virginia Hospital Center
Virginia Hospital Center provides a variety of adult education services for those with Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Gestational diabetes, and Medical Nutrition Therapy for other chronic diseases.
The Virginia Hospital Center Diabetes Education Program is an American Diabetes Association Recognized Program. We cover all comprehensive content of diabetes self-management education. Some topics include:
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Nutrition education
- Carbohydrate counting
- Coping skills
For more information or to set up an appointment please call 703.558.5718.
A physician order is needed for all appointments.
Description of Classes
Type 1 diabetes
Virginia Hospital Center offers a variety of services to those individuals that have been newly diagnosed as well as those who have had Type 1 diabetes and need continued education. Services provided include insulin adjustment, meal planning, and carbohydrate counting.
Type 2 diabetes
Virginia Hospital Center offers a comprehensive diabetes self-management education program. The program consists of 4 group sessions spaced out over a 4-5 month period including 10 hours of comprehensive education. Classes are held Thursday evenings and/or Friday mornings. Classes are available to meet your scheduling needs and new classes are offered every month.
This class is designed to educate pregnant women on blood glucose monitoring, meal planning/carbohydrate counting and insulin administration (if necessary). The initial class, offered each week, is 1.5-2 hours in length and a 30-minute follow-up session is scheduled for 7-10 days after completion of the class.
Virginia Hospital Center offers individual one-on-one appointments on an as-needed basis to accommodate those with special needs.
601 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA 22204.
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